May 26 was a wonderful day to “treat” the entire staff at Colonial Hills Elementary School to a bar-b-que lunch.  Thanks to your generous giving, we were able to give away over 30 gift cards and 30 gifts to deserving faculty as an End-of-Year thank you for a job well done during the 2022/23 school year.  There were smiles and laughter, sighs of relief, and a spirit of anticipation for the summer break.  We ended the day with prayer for the summer ahead. Please pray with us that all will have a well deserved rest and time of relaxation over these next few months and be ready and recharged to return in the fall for a new school year.

June 4 though 9, twenty-one students from Colonial Hills Kids Club will head to His Hill Ranch Camp in beautiful Comfort, Texas.  They will enjoy swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, and many other fun activities throughout the day as well as yummy meals, and amazing times of Bible study and small group devotionals.  Students return from camp having grown in their relationship with the Lord, encouraged by the Godly counselors they have all week, and with a  new desire to grow in the Word of God.  July 17 though 20, students from Teen Time at Kerrybrook Apartments will go on retreat in Bandera, Texas.  They too will get to ride horses, swim, enjoy yummy meals, great Bible studies, and personal prayer times.  We will be spending a day painting inside and out at a local church as well this summer.  Our students desire to serve others and we are privileged to be able to help this community in a tangible way.   Please pray for all of these students to have a positive experience that impacts and  changes their lives in a meaningful way forever.

In July, One Way International will be registering approximately 80 students for school supplies with distribution in August.  Below is a short list of items you can be on the lookout for if you enjoy purchasing supplies for our students and families:

Elmer’s glue sticks

#2 Pencils

10 Washable Crayola Classic broad tip markers

Sharpie Highlighters

Wide ruled Spirals

Wide ruled Composition books

2 pocket folders with brads

Wide ruled notebook paper

Blue or black pens

3x3 Post-it notes

Sharpie markers—black & colors

Expo markers—all colors

3x5 Index cards

24 count Crayola crayons


Thank you for praying so faithfully for One Way International and thank you for supporting OWI so generously!
With much gratitude, Joyce Velasquez—Executive Director

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